patent troll

Definition of "patent troll"
  1. A person or entity that litigates over patent infringements without actually producing or selling any product utilizing the patented technology
How to use "patent troll" in a sentence
  1. The company fell under the radar of a patent troll who accused them of infringing on a technology they didn't manufacture.
  2. The city decided to fight back against the patent troll attempting to extract fees for a widely used tech.
  3. Critics argue that the patent troll's suit against the tech startup is stifling innovation.

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